Jesus spoke these words to the Jews of His day, but He could have just as well spoken them to today’s Americans:
“You will indeed hear but never understand, and you will indeed see but never perceive. For this people’s heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.” (Matthew 13:14-15)
I realize we American Bible-believing Christians have our danders up over the Supreme Court’s recent 5-4 ruling regarding same-sex marriages. It’s now the law of the land and legal in all fifty states. And, of course, we Bible believers are talking about the Judgment of God – à la Sodom and Gomorrah style.
But is this true? Will the Judgment of God fall on America sometime in the near future?
I don’t believe so — because I believe it is already happening now.
You see, I believe the first extreme Judgment of God fell on America on January 22, 1973, the day the Supreme Court settled the Roe Versus Wade case by stating that abortion was a fundamental right of American women. Since then over 60 million babies have been aborted.
Cursed shall be the fruit of your womb… (Deuteronomy 28:18)
And then there’s illegal immigration with over 30 million illegal aliens entering America since 1973.
The alien who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower. (Deuteronomy 28:43)
And forty-four percent of our national debt is owed to foreign nations and foreign banks.
They [Foreigners] will lend money to you, but you will not lend to them. They will be the head, and you will be the tail! (Deuteronomy 28:44)
And we’re at war with terrorists organizations such as ISIS and Al Qaeda.
The LORD will bring a nation against you from far away, from the end of the earth, swooping down like the eagle, a nation whose language you do not understand, a hard-faced nation who shall not respect the old or show mercy to the young. (Deuteronomy 28:49-50)
And we Americans are unemployed and losing our jobs to foreigners.
Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. (Deuteronomy 28:17)
And our cities have major problems.
Cursed shall you be in the city… (Deuteronomy 28:16)
And our leaders are confused and we’re frustrated with them.
The Lord will send on you curses, confusion, and frustration in all that you undertake to do…(Deuteronomy 28: 20)
And California has a historic four-year drought, which affects everyone in America.
The Lord will make the rain of your land powder…(Deuteronomy 28:24)
And on and on it goes.
We’re wringing our hands and worried about the Judgment of God maybe hitting America, but in fact, we’ve been living under the curses and Judgments of God for over forty years. It’s just that we’ve been dull-minded, with our ears and eyes closed to the spiritual facts.
Our failure is that we believers have not asked the single, most important question of the Lord.
(Continued in Part 3)